Just Listed: Pop & Polish, East of Market


$1,625,000 MLS #1274734 Status: Just Listed
Open Sat/Sun 1-4

1319 4th St

5 BEDROOMS, 3.25 BATHS
LIVING & FAMILY ROOMS
BONUS ROOM & SEPARATE OFFICE 
3,780 SQUARE FEET
GAS FIREPLACE + SKYLIGHTS
IRRIGATION & SECURITY
LOT SIZE 7,536
YEAR BUILT 1989
2-CAR GARAGE




Pop & Polish, East of Market. Fresh, easy style and an undeniably happy demeanor are irresistible in this sweet and spectacularly updated home boasting 5 beds and 3.25 baths, both living and family rooms, plus an office, a bonus room, and even a sauna! Perched regally against tall evergreens, this natural setting is just steps to Downtown Kirkland, neighborhood parks, and Peter Kirk Elementary. Lovingly renovated including a new kitchen by revered Stark Construction featuring a 48” Wolf range, wine fridge, pretty quartz, crisp subway tile, a welcoming island, and a massive pantry. Beautifully connected spaces with a deck off the kitchen for easy access to BBQ and the grassy yard where there is also a large patio - an ideal recreation space. Quiet master suite with walk in shower, French doors, walk in closet, and private deck. Even the oversized laundry and garage are a treat! A bright, serene home with all the space you crave in coveted East of Market.




















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Just Listed: Warm Modern, West of Market




$2,195,000 MLS #1272765 Status: Pending

554 14th Ave W

5 BEDROOMS, 3.5 BATHS
MAIN FLOOR DEN/OFFICE
LAKE, CITY, MOUNTAIN VIEWS
3,500 SQUARE FEET
FULLY EQUIPPED ADU
2 FIREPLACES + 2 VIEW DECKS
A/C, IRRIGATION, LIGHTING
YEAR BUILT 2001
3-CAR GARAGE

Look of the Week: Colorful Dining Chairs


Looking for an easy way to liven up your dining room? It might be time for new chairs! They can totally transform the look and feel of the space. We're especially loving these fresh hues.



An unexpected shade of pink.

Sunshine yellow. GOOD morning!

Dark green velvet and brass.


Minty and modern.

Soft green steel paired with a natural wood table is perfect.

Easter-egg style. 

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!


(images via Pinterest).



March 2018 Market Update


LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

The local real estate market set new home price records in many parts
of the region in February. Prices here have grown faster than anywhere else in the country for the last 16 months in a row. Demand remains high and inventory very low. Brokers are hoping the normal seasonal increase in listings this spring will help give buyers some relief.      


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  EASTSIDE 
   
Read the full Local Market Update, including statistics
for the Eastside,Seattle, King County and Snohomish County. 

Just Listed: Bliss + Luxury, East of Market


$1,650,000  MLS #1260942 Status: Pending

423 18th Ave

4 BEDROOMS, 3.5 BATHS
MAIN FLOOR DEN/LIBRARY
3,000 SQUARE FEET
3 FIREPLACES
HEATED, COVERED PATIO
LUSH PLANTINGS + PRIVACY
SWEET BUILT-INS + BENCH SEATS
IRRIGATION + A/C
LOT SIZE 7,367
YEAR BUILT 2005
2-CAR GARAGE
LUXURIOUS MASTER
4TH BEDROOM EN SUITE


Look of the Week: Style for Stairs


Here are some great ways to add style to your wood stairs - think basement stairs, stairs that need a quick cosmetic fix, a desire to inject pattern, or to simply make hardwood stairs less slippery for kids and pets. Graphic tile, above, adds instant personality.


Love the simple look of this grey stripe on white painted stairs.


The pattern and texture of this inset neutral runner is fantastic.




A runner can also offer an opportunity to introduce bold color and pattern.

This website offers a great collection of tread sets to suit many styles.


Still not excited? How about piano stairs?

For those of you who are the ambitious, DIY types, here is a carpet runner tutorial. 


(Images via Pinterest)

March 2, 2018


Look of the Week: Built-Ins for Dogs

Loving this rustic built-in dog cave.

And really, what a great idea to customize a space for pets - so that beds and bowls can be out of the way! Ideally the space remains flexible for other uses, of course (that's the resale part of my brain talking). That said, 68% of Americans own a pet.

Laundry areas are popular spaces for dog cubbies.

This recessed space at the end of the island is great to keep bowls out of the way - yet they bowls and stand could easily be removed and it's not longer a dog space.

Alas, if built-in opportunities are slim -- this graphic tent is sure to feel cozy. Land of Nod has tons of styles, and even Petco is in on it.


p.s. while we're on this topic of building in pretty pet spaces -- this gate (for dog or baby). Yes!


(images via Pinterest)

February 23, 2018

Look of the Week: The Island



Welcome to The Island, near Towan Beach in Newquay, England. For about $2,000 for a weekend, you can cross this private suspension footbridge to your own island paradise...

Look of the Week: White Painted Brick


A fresh take on white painted brick - loving the balance of this old material in modern settings, like in this kitchen, above.

Experts Predict 2018 Housing Market Trends



Increase in Home Purchases
Every industry expert whose opinions we looked at agreed: Purchase mortgage volume will increase in 2018. In fact, Michael Fratantoni, chief economist and senior vice president of research and technology of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), expects purchase growth through 2020. Freddie Mac's Economic and Housing Research Group (EHRG) has predicted growth of about 2% next year in both new and existing home sales. While refinancing has been strong recently, we're now seeing a slow shift to a purchase-oriented mortgage market. Which leads us to ...



Look of the Week: Easy Holiday Greenery



Hard to believe Christmas is right around the corner! We're loving these simple, beautiful ways to add some fresh green holiday cheer to your home as you get ready to host family and friends. Above - wreaths on holiday windows. We also like the idea of just using one or two wreaths.